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Train Caboose Guest House – An Unlikely 4-Word Phrase

25 Feb

One of the many selling points of our little city cabin is the backyard: narrow and deep with bilevel decking and two huge raised stone flower beds flanking either side of its expanse, a stone and pebble path winding its way down the half-grown grass leading to…*wait for it*…a train caboose. On tracks. In our backyard. It was retrofitted to be a guest house with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and full bath. I KNOW, RIGHT? So without further adieu…a pictorial. I am going to have to add more to this because I realized I hardly captured it’s caboosey-ness the first go ’round.

Boys’ Shared Bedroom – Camping in the Woods (because everything has a theme)

24 Feb

When it was finally time to do away with Kingston’s nursery, I opted to put the boys in the same bedroom and convert Hunter’s bedroom into a playroom. BEST decision evarrrr! The playroom is totally primary-colored-out and looks like a place to store toys. They stay in the playroom. The playroom door is closed at night or when guests arrive. The toyland is out of sight. I heart it! Wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel so strongly about it that if we had a 2 bedroom house I would opt to share a room with my kids just so I could keep the playroom. Ok maybe not. But they’d definitely sleep on the sofa in the living room.

Since I am an over-themer by nature, I went totally gaga for the kids’ room theme. They will likely never go on a real camping trip since they were born into a family of non-campers so their room should satisfy those boyhood camping urges. What’s that you say? It’ll increase their curiosity in camping and make them want to camp more? Dammit all! Well, we can at least hope my theory works.

Master Retreat a la Little House on the Prairie

24 Feb

Here’s our Master Bed & Bath all dolled up for the Sadie Hawkins dance. Actually, no…it looks like this every day. It’s Shabby Chic (although I kinda shudder at that term since it’s gone so mainstream and is oft used incorrectly) and also Flapper Chic and also Farmhouse Chic and also Granny Chic and Thrifty Chic and Upcycled Chic also Eclectic Alternative Chic. SO basically it’s just like totally chic, y’all. But what it is to me is a relaxing place where my eyes and mind can rest. With two monchichis underfoot all day e’ry day, a retreat is an important place to have. I would say this is the most “done” room in the house. Mainly because there is no more wall space.

A Bit Mod After All…Our Upstairs Hideaway, LeLounge

24 Feb

After living here for 2 years and treating our upstairs as a storage area for my {verdigreen} shop and an off-limit tease to the kids (no thanks to the stairwell of doom…an iron spiral staircase which proved too dangerous for tots) I *finally* organized, unpacked, and surprised hubs with furniture for Christmas last year. It was well worth the wait as we now use this room several times per week. It’s our game-watching hangout, our family game night rec room, and my packing/shipping/picture-taking showroom for Etsy-ing. Since it’s completely separate from the rest of our house I opted for a more funky vintage mod look to give us a change in scenery when we head upstairs. The picture gallery below is a work in progress as I have a few angles left to take once the room is complete (or before I change it all again.)

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